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  • On Expectations, PDC, Silverlight, and HTML 5

    There has been a lot of commentary over the last few days about the PDC-Silverlight-HTML5 debacle , whether it is dead or not, etc. I posted to Twitter yesterday that I had an epiphany about why the strategy was what it was. But in talking to some of
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  • Yahoo Dumps WPF Chat Client

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    Well, Yahoo today decided to dump the one cool project they had going for them. At Vista’s launch, they showed off a WPF version of their Chat program that blew everyone away. They didn’t even actually build it, the people from Frog Design did. And they
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  • TechEd Spoilers: 'Katmai' Gets Named, Storming the 'Acropolis'

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    A Microsoft employee accidentally let the cat out of the bag a bit early. In a post that has since been taken down, " esendal " has announced that SQL Server "Katmai" has been re-christened SQL Server 2008 . The announcement was more than likely supposed
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  • Microsoft Changes the Development Game

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    Today, Microsoft completely changed the web development game , and chances are, you didn't even know it. If you STILL don't think Microsoft "gets it" after today's announcements, you're probably so ensconced in your tech-religious beliefs that there isn
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  • Vista's Antitrust Complaints Just Hit a Snag

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    Adobe's gonna have a lot harder time proving that XPS infringes on its territory , after the Justice Department announced today that Windows Vista and IE7 passed a thorough anti-trust review . According to the report, Microsoft and the technical committee
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  • Fun with Acronyms

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    According to eWeek , Longhorn isn't the only one to have a name change. Even thought Microsoft stepped away from the alphabet soup for Windows Vista , we're back to dealing with three-letter acronyms (TLAs) for Indigo and Avalon. (Side note: isn't it
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  • WinFX Runtime Beta 1

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    The WinFX Runtime Beta 1 contains the Indigo communications system, as well as the Avalon UI system. This version is fully compatible with Visual Studio 2005 Beta 2 and the .NET Framework 2.0 Beta 2. This version is also the version that will be found
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  • Avalon CTP Available To Public!

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    Tim Sneath tells us that Microsoft has made the Avalon November Community Technology Preview available to everyone , not just MSDN subscribers. This version runs on Windows XP and Windows Server 2003, and is also relatively stable. So, now's your chance
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  • Raise Routed Event through RaiseEvent

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    (Version: Avalon CTP 2004 November) Both UIElement and ContentElement implement IInputElement interface, which defines RaiseEvent method. This post gives you an example of using it. We start with a simple Xaml file: < Window x:Class = " AvalonApplication1
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  • New Avalon available at the worst time (..for me)

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    What great timing! For the next two weeks, I am going to be home with my test box for one day , and out comes a brand new release of Avalon. Seriously I'm very excited to get it running and am happy for those involved in the release. Now we'll all believe
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  • Styling Longhorn OS components

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    At the Applied XML Dev Conference last week I was able to ask Chris Anderson about one of the ideas I have seen discussed on the Longhorn newsgroups and other areas. Will you able to change the theme of your OS just by changing Styles via Avalon? He answered
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  • Joe Beda becomes one of us!

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    Joe Beda, development lead on the Avalon team at Microsoft, becomes one of us (well most of us) - a user of Avalon, rather than developing Avalon. He's leaving Microsoft to work for Google... That just made me a whole lot more interested in the products
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  • Avalon XP

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    Ta Da! Well that's cool. It took me a while to figure out if I was excited or not. At first I thought, it took some of the sweetness away from Longhorn. I was ready for a big revolution, one new operating system where everything was new and different
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  • Are you sure you want a 3D desktop?

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    I play Unreal Tournament 2004 a lot, not too much, but a lot. The problem is I like to push my video card for the best graphics, which in turn leads to an occasional, well we'll say not uncommon, crash. But I still love playing the game. Well imagine
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  • Longhorn Alt-Tab for Cyrus

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    After reading Cyrus' post on extreme taskbar usage , I was reminded of the new Alt-Tab feature in Longhorn. So I flipped over to my Longhorn box and opened up 22 instances of Internet Explorer and hit Alt-Tab. (Unfortunately you can't print screen the
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  • Apple's new Dashboard

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    Apple's Tiger preview has a new feature called Dashboard which will add some new power to the desktop. Dashboard hosts mini-apps called widgets, which appear to be mostly simple applications like calculators, calendars and notepads. The really interesting
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  • Ian takes on the new Apple 30"

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    Ian Griffiths goes into a thorough explanation about high-dpi monitors in his latest two entries. The first entry talks about Apple's new 30" monster monitor settling on 100dpi and how high dpi does not cause eyestrain, but OSs not supporting high-dpi
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  • IFE: Input, Focus & Event

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    Have you ever wondered what IFE means while reading MSDN document on System.Windows.ContentElement class? It states, ContentElement Class is a DependencyObject with IFE. As it turns out, it stands for Input, Focus and Event. Next document refresh will
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  • TheRHogue's Avalon 3D Samples

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    TheRHogue, who frequently posts in the winfx newsgroups , has built up a collection of nice looking 3D Avalon samples which can be found on his site here . Unfortunately there is no source code made available. Landscape Generator sample screen shot Read
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  • WinHEC Avalon Slides available

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    Joe Beda has posted the links to four different presentation slide decks from the WinHEC convention. A few takeaways from the slides: WinFX is not built on GDI/GDI+ at all Remote Desktop will only need to send Visual Trees of controls not bitmaps, improving
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